Should I wait until next year to apply?


poolcomp

Hi,

I am 30 years old (I will be 31 in April), I am from Peru and I have just got my GMAT done (690, 48/36). Though, my GPA is low (Graduated in 2003 - 7 years of work experience).

All the Bs Schools I want to apply for have their 2nd-round date due on January 4th (Or around that date) and are in the first tier (Columbia, Michigan Ross, Duke).

I havent taken the TOEFL yet, so I have to take it before January 4th. (To be honest, I havent started to study for the test yet because I was concentrated with the GMAT until yesterday).

On the one hand, I can stop sleeping until January 4th and get the Toefl and applications done. On the other hand, I can wait until the next year and apply in the first round, which gives me more chances to get in. (Applying to a third round is not an option).

I seriously dont know what to do. As pros for applying next year is that I will have more of time to do my essays and study for the toefl and applying to a first round is always better (specially for an scholarship). Though, I will be one year older and I dont think I will get promoted in my work because I have just been.

Please help me! What things should I take in consideration to make this decision? What would you do if you were me?

Also, I am a business specialist right now, in charge of 4 people.

Hi,

I am 30 years old (I will be 31 in April), I am from Peru and I have just got my GMAT done (690, 48/36). Though, my GPA is low (Graduated in 2003 - 7 years of work experience).

All the Bs Schools I want to apply for have their 2nd-round date due on January 4th (Or around that date) and are in the first tier (Columbia, Michigan Ross, Duke).

I havent taken the TOEFL yet, so I have to take it before January 4th. (To be honest, I havent started to study for the test yet because I was concentrated with the GMAT until yesterday).

On the one hand, I can stop sleeping until January 4th and get the Toefl and applications done. On the other hand, I can wait until the next year and apply in the first round, which gives me more chances to get in. (Applying to a third round is not an option).

I seriously dont know what to do. As pros for applying next year is that I will have more of time to do my essays and study for the toefl and applying to a first round is always better (specially for an scholarship). Though, I will be one year older and I dont think I will get promoted in my work because I have just been.

Please help me! What things should I take in consideration to make this decision? What would you do if you were me?

Also, I am a business specialist right now, in charge of 4 people.
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Duncan

Apply now. If you are unsuccessful then you can apply next year as well. But you are already older than the average student, so the extra year won't make it easier.

Apply now. If you are unsuccessful then you can apply next year as well. But you are already older than the average student, so the extra year won't make it easier.
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